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    With temperatures being even hotter than the usual in Phoenix (116 degrees just set a new record), the Associated Press reports:

    About 2,000 inmates living in a barbed-wire-surrounded tent encampment at Maricopa County Jail have been given permission to strip down to their government-issued pink boxer shorts.

    On Wednesday, hundreds of men wearing boxers were either curled up on their bunk beds or chatted in the tents, which reached 138 degrees inside the week before.

    Many were also swathed in wet, pink towels as sweat collected on their chests and dripped down to their pink socks.
    "It feels like a furnace," said James Zanzot, an inmate who has lived in the tents for 1 1/2 years. "It's inhumane."

    Joe Arpaio, the tough guy sheriff who created the tent city and long ago started making his prisoners wear pink and eat bologna sandwiches, is not one bit sympathetic. He said Wednesday that he told all of the inmates:

    "It's 120 degrees in Iraq and our soldiers are living in tents, too. And they have to wear full battle gear, but they didn't commit any crimes---so shut your damn mouths."
     
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    To the inmates :boohoo: though I wish it was smaller...

    :usa: :thewave: to the soldiers, I wish it were bigger...
     
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    the inmates?

    Fuck em.

    Keep them hydrated and free from burns.


    That's it.
     
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    No offense to Joz; but why is this even a story?

    Other than perhaps the fact that they are receiving a taste of their future!
    :dev1:
     
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    I don't know why. It's just something that came to the Hamilton County Sheriff.

    I have always believed that a prison should be self-supporting. If I don't work....I don't eat. And I see alot of college students trying to study and hold a job to pay for their education. Yet we give the vermin in prison "three hots and a cot" plus TV and an education and rights. They lost their rights when they committed the crime.
     
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    :clap: :clap: :clap: AMEN !
     

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